#1366 Various Artists – Electronic Sound: Krautrock Sampler

This is a free CD from Electronic Sound magazine, a geeky music magazine for music geek-freaks like myself covering a wide range of styles and sounds as long as they’re electronically generated in some shape or form. It’s been going for a few years now, but I only came across last year, and this year … Continue reading #1366 Various Artists – Electronic Sound: Krautrock Sampler

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#857 Alison Moyet – Singles

Alison Moyet has had several stages to her career, and I’m delighted that she’s still going strong, as evidenced by the fact that one of her more recent albums, Hometime, came up on the randometer back in October. This is her 1995 compilation covering her early 80s classics as one half of Yazoo with Vince … Continue reading #857 Alison Moyet – Singles

#949 Pet Shop Boys – Disco

How wonderfully apt that this should turn up on the randometer on my birthday. For this record is one of the first albums I bought myself – part of my small, but preciously guarded, and slowly saved-up-for cassette collection – with birthday money received exactly 32 years ago. Unlike myself, 30 years later, the music … Continue reading #949 Pet Shop Boys – Disco

#668 Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygène

I’ve never been a particular fan of JMJ, generally preferring my electronic instrumental music as either the full-blown ridiculously OTT progtastic fare of Wakeman or Wayne, or chugging motorik krautrock or the early electronic pioneers of Carlos, Derbyshire and Oram, or the neo-classical composers of Johann Johannson et al. That said, Jarre has written one … Continue reading #668 Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygène

#568 Goldfrapp – Supernature

Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory are gleefully channelling Marc Bolan on this, their third, glamtastic album, not least on their big hit and album opener Ooh La La. They even have a song called Ride A White Horse (somewhat more practical than a swan), referencing the heights of hedonistic disco nights at Studio 54. It’s … Continue reading #568 Goldfrapp – Supernature

#961 Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia 12”

I utterly adored the Pet Shop Boys as a teen and loved their mix of disco pop and deadpan observations of mid-80s Britain. The first album of theirs I bought was the Disco remix album from their debut Please which contained the 12” to Suburbia as well as Paninaro which appears on the B-side here, … Continue reading #961 Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia 12”